C# speed testing

is there a way in visual studio where i can test how long it takes the code to execute???
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DB_FuryAsked:
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
In the absence of a more fitting answer, you could include a stopwatch in your code and check the elapsed time once it finishes:
System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch clocker = new System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch();

clocker.Start();
// Run code
clocker.Stop();

TimeSpan elapsed1 = clocker.Elapsed;
// --OR--
long elapsed2 = clocker.ElapsedMilliseconds;
// --OR--
long elapsed3 = clocker.ElapsedTicks;

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Nathan BoveSoftware EngineerCommented:
DateTime startTime = DateTime.Now;
//Execute Code Here
long executionTicks = DateTime.Now.Ticks - startTime.Ticks;
Console.WriteLine("Code executed in {0} ticks.", executionTicks);

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You could modify the code to also count seconds or milliseconds or any other metric you want.
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Bob LearnedCommented:
You should be able to use the Performance Analysis tools that come with Visual Studio.NET to time all your code.  I believe there are differences in the tool, depending on the IDE version that you are using.

Beginners Guide to Performance Profiling
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182372.aspx
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DB_FuryAuthor Commented:
great, thanks
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